Another album brought to you by the ever prolific Claviq. His latest release features a whopping 30 tracks ranging from down-tempo to hard hitters.
Summer’s finally here in the Czech Republic and here’s a new EP by Claviq to help us enjoy these rare, yet glorious heat waves. Claviq, a member of the Glitch family and a 22 year old producer from Prague, is back his EP called Bladder Beats. With his familiar glitchy, wonky sounds and downtempo beats, the EP includes 8 diverse tracks that are perfect for those relaxing days out in the sun.
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Derek VanScoten’s new EP, The Code, will surely bring you on an epic journey through time and space. His familiar guitar rifts resonate throughout the five tracks. Each song pulsates with energy yet the tracks are all varied. The EP is a roller coaster of the glitch, wonk, drum and bass–you name it.
The title track of the EP, The Code is very representative of D.V.S.’s style. Glitchy background noises on top of melodious, long guitar rifts that culminate in psychedelic, spacial vibes. If Ratatat and Pretty Lights had a baby, this would be it.
3. The Code
4. Shape of the Future
It takes a lot to excite me, especially since electronic music is such a fickle lover. She can take you to new places, shower you with all her attention, and offer more gifts than you can possible bare. Or she can lie there- distant and cold. You could say that music and I haven’t been talking much lately.
That changed this morning, when an EP arrived in my inbox and hit me so hard, it was like an arrow piercing through mediocrity. You could say it succeeds by opposing the latest trends. It’s under-produced, minimalist, ambient, and although there’s a drop, it’s not the kind you would expect. But it would be an injustice to refer to the EP as simply a reaction to popular EDM.
‘As it was’ by IamTrip is a beautifully crafted journey through psychedelic and ambient glitch. It also confuses the living hell out of me, which is an excellent sign. I want to bask in its epic post-rock sound, mellow out to its chiller side, and dance to its beats- all within four tracks. I’ve been enjoying ‘As it was’ immensely and hope you enjoy it too.
You can download the album for free here: http://iamtrip.se/tagged/audio
“You didn’t know, that the apocalypse was here? We’re gonna die.”
Gruzo’s back with four new tracks off his new EP Peace is for Glitches. The tracks are composed of glitchy beats, wonky vibes, synths, drum and bass, trip hop, slow motion sequences, and more. These experimental, out-of-this-world tunes make you feel like you’re in an inter-galactic war full of flying space rocks and sporadic light bursts. You can even hear the lasers blasting in the distance. The first three tracks play on each other, each referencing “Peace is for Bitches,” while the last track is an exclusive remix by Ower.
You’ll love this is if you also like: Pretty Lights, DVS, Daft Punk’s TRON
Give it a listen for yourself here.
1. Peace is for Bitches
2. Peace is for Glitches
3. Bitches in Pieces
4. Peace is for Bitches (Ower remix)
I know this is a bit late on the scene, but it just wouldn’t be right not to mention Burial’s latest EP, Kindred released this past February off Hyperdub Records. A master of dubstep and minimal electronica, William Bevan has shown the world yet again that there’s more to bass music other than the quintessential mindless dropping of the bass (i.e. Skrillex). Reminiscent of sounds from his past albums like Untrue and Street Halo, Burial’s new EP evokes new levels of his signature sparse beats and dark, ambient moods. You can hear that distinct crackle in his tracks layered over simple, looping vocals and distant melodies. The short EP is only comprised of three tracks–”Kindred,” “Loner,” and “Ashtray Wasp”–but don’t let the small number fool you. Each somber, esoteric track delivers the ghostly, eerie atmosphere that so fittingly characterizes his style. His songs aren’t just the only ghostlike attribute, the artist himself is like a phantom as well, having remained anonymous until 2008. The elusive DJ never performs, live nor on radio. Despite his choice to remain underground, his albums have all been released to wide critical acclaim. He often collaborates with Four Tet and the two released a track about a month ago, called “Nova”, possibly upstaging crowd favorite, “Moth.” The track aptly brings together the signature sounds of both artists–Four Tet’s melodic pulsing and Burial’s 12-step garage style. The result is a mesmerizing 6 minute track that takes you to another realm.
Listen for yourself:
Producer and DJ, Forma, has been an active player in the Czech underground electronic music scene for a while. Almost a month ago, he played with Slugabed and Kuedo at the Meetfactory, closing the show just after Slugabed’s set. He’s been producing tracks and mixes left and right. He has a series of mixes called “Klobass mixes,” and the latest mix can be found here:
It features an excellent compilation of the latest buzz-worthy tracks by artists such as Joker, SBTRKT, Starkey, Jacques Greene, Dark Sky, Machinedrum, Dorian Concept, and more. It’s definitely worth listening to if you haven’t already. Just sit back with a couple beers and let the music speak for itself.
If you’re in the mood for something a bit more trippy and visual, check out Forma’s latest EP, Earotikon. It’s a soundtrack that he produced for a black and white movie, Erotikon. Much more experimental and spacey–this is an album best absorbed with a spliff.
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Each song tells a story on its own and there are lots of ambient, cosmic, glitchy, classical, and downtempo sounds that translate well as a soundtrack.
Give it a listen here:
Glitch’s very own 22 year old producer from Prague, Claviq, released his latest album called Fawns just under a month ago on January 25, 2012. The album is comprised of 16 glitchy, wonky, downtempo, chill wave, jazzy, dubstep, and hip hop tracks that will leave you feeling like it’s a breezy summer evening. Fans of downtempo will love this album’s jazzy tunes such as Smuf Luf and Still Ill, that incorporate classic sounds like the piano and saxophone. For hip hop enthusiasts, check out the record scratching in Follow Drty Path and Runnin. For a great chill wave tune to get you through these winter blues, Good One is a definite must listen. Finally, my personal favorite is Slepitchky, a chill, downtempo, glitchy song similar to Gold Panda’s sound.
Fawns Track List:
1. Prostatic Halls (Intro)
2. Without Pills
3. Country Club
4. Smuf Luf
5. Gimme Sum
6. U Know What To Do
7. Inna Bed
9. The Cottage
10. Follow Drty Path
12. Still Ill
13. Good One
15. Did U Eva.
16. Darkness of Prostates (Outro)
You might like this if you also like: Gold Panda, Flying Lotus, Neon Indian
Listen for yourself here.
Guitarist, DJ, Mandolinist, and music extraordinaire, Derek VanScoten is an up-and-coming Producer from Brooklyn. His latest double album Coming Up for Air–Dawn and Dusk, is definitely something Glitch fans will adore. VanScoten is one of a few DJs that play guitar live while he DJs. The versatile musician, skilled in various different genres of music such as jazz, bluegrass, folk, hip hop, funk, and electro, has exhibited his many talents in 30 tracks split into two albums called Dusk and Dawn. Dusk features elements of post rock, moombaton, drum and bass, hip hop, and more, leaving the listener in a state of grandeur. A lot of the tracks exhibit a spacey, epic feel with extravagant guitar rifts reminiscent of the electronic group, Ratatat.
Dusk Track List:
1. Reverse Universe
3. Society of the Evening Star
4. Shortness of Breath
5. Michal Menert-Sun/Shadow
6. BBC Galaxy
8. Crime Crunk Scene
9. Baile Baile Baile!!!
10. Ruberjunk 2012
11. Guitar Lessons
12. Timeless Air
13. Fresh Start
14. Spring Dragon
15. Moon Rocks
While tracks such as Shortness of Breath gets you feeling like you’re at a post-rock concert, tracks like Butterflyz brings you back to the dubstep and drum and bass. BBC Galaxy makes you feel spacey and is similar to Daft Punk’s Tron soundtrack. And if you’re craving some Latin inspired moombaton, then Baile Baile Baile!!! is the track for you. This album is easily one of the most versatile albums out there, offering a taste of many different styles of music–rock and electronic.
If downtempo is more of your thing, than Dawn is definitely the album for you.
Dawn Track List:
1. The Bending Bloom
2. Bright Beginning (featuring Govinda)
3. Axé Babá (featuring Mestre Acordeon)
4. Whoami? (featuring Chantel)
6. Come on Home (co-produced by Michal Menert)
8. Going Coastal (featuring Chantel)
11. Fortunes Won and Lost
12. Insects and Peppermints
13. The Ship
15. Area of Grey (featuring Arman Christoff)
Check it out for yourself.
You might like this if you also like: Ratatat, Emancipator, Pretty Lights, El Guincho, and Daft Punk
Glitch.CZ affiliated DJ and producer Wizual has released a brand-spanking fresh EP titled ‘Indians & Big Problems’ for free! Follow the MediaFire link for some bouncing dubstep.
If you enjoy the album, go send Wizual some love: https://www.facebook.com/wizualteror